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  1. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  2. Inside the “Fake, Fantastical” World of Zumba

    At Quartz, Amy X. Wang returns from a week at a major Zumba convention with an entertaining, critical account of the dance-fitness fad’s origins and its current popularity.

    Business
    Image by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ (CC BY 2.0)
  3. One Mile at a Time

    Dive into the world of travel hacks, flight and hotel upgrades, and aviation news at Ben Schlappig’s globe-trotting site.

    Jetpack
  4. Enjoy The Silence

    Leslie and Nick Ortego, the team behind Enjoy the Silence, share information about hiking and paddling, write gear reviews, and talk about their passion for the great outdoors.

    Environment
  5. The Zero-Waste Chef

    The motto at Anne-Marie Bonneau’s ethical-cooking blog: “No packaging. Nothing processed. No waste.” Visit her site for recipes and resources on running a more planet-friendly kitchen.

    Cooking
  6. Inspired by Charm

    Former innkeeper Michael Wurm, Jr. shares lessons learned from bed and breakfast life — creative ideas for your home, delicious meals, party and holiday tips, and more.

    Cooking
  7. A Moveable Feast: A Brief History of the Revolving Restaurant

    From the archives of J. S. Graboyes’ Duck Pie blog, a look into the origins of an unnecessary-yet-fascinating 20th-century invention.

    Architecture
  8. The Design Tabloid

    South African interior designer Rose McClement, owner of interior décor company Design Monarchy, shares her passion for beautiful interiors and her favorite furniture finds.

    Design
  9. Best Street Style Looks of Milan Fashion Week

    “What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Milan and fashion in the same sentence? While for most people it’s heritage or leather or stuff like that, for me it’s always PRINTS. Followed by COLOR.” Elif Filyos Tezer at The Fashion Medley selects her favorite street style picks of Milan Fashion Week.

    Fashion
  10. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

    Cooking

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.

  11. hAAthi Time

    The personal blog of Revati Upadhya, hAAthi Time is where the food, travel, and lifestyle writer shares her adventures split between two “home ports,” Goa and Bangalore.

    Culture
  12. The Fauxmartha

    Melissa makes simple, classic food in the kitchen of her Minneapolis farmhouse, aka “The Fauxhouse.” She imbues her recipes and her homemaking advice with a cozy, comfortable minimalism.

    Cooking
  13. Center of the Plate

    Duck confit, anyone? Center of the Plate is the blog of D’Artagnan, a high-end purveyor of specialty foods in New Jersey. The site features recipes and stories about farm-to-table food culture.

    Cooking
  14. Streaming thru America

    Neal Lubetsky’s photoblog chronicles his travels across the US and Canada in a 28-foot Airstream trailer, sharing stories and stunning landscape shots along the way.

    Exploration
  15. On That Life I Always Wanted

    “In the end, the basic ingredients of existence never falter, whether you’re flying business or red-eye economy, or staying home.” Erin at outerNotes reflects on the lifestyle of a worldly jet-setter and wonders whether she’s “made it.”

    Essay